Happy Hollow Jug Fountain (Cold)

A water fountain with four spouts
Happy Hallow Jug Fountain

NPS Photo/Mitch Smith

Quick Facts

Water - Bottle-Filling Station

The source of this cool water is a spring above Fountain Street on the southeast slope of North Mountain. Happy Hollow Spring probably issues from Arkansas Novaculite. The water appears to be of recent vintage-perhaps less than a century in age. Prior to 1960 when it was privately owned, it was called the Magnesia Spring and a pitcherful cost 5 cents.

Water averages 62º Fahrenheit/17º Celsius Parts per Million

Silica (SiO2) 8.6
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 1.0
Calcium (Ca) 0.30
Sulfate (SO4) 0.90
Magnesium (Mg) 0.28
Chloride (Cl) 2.2
Sodium (Na) 1.4
Nitrate (N) 0.072
Potassium (K) 1.0

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Last updated: December 15, 2022